Top 20 players of 2011: TaZ (6)

The 6th position on our list is occupied by its eldest member, Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas. Despite having years of experience behind him, 2011 was probably the best year of his career so far as he was one of the most dominant players and best riflers of the year, and he helped his team win four major titles, while being the MVP at one of those occasions.

Basic information

Player: Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Teams: Poland Frag eXecutors, Poland AGAiN, Poland ESC Gaming
Age: 25

Team achievements in 2011:

1st - e-Stars Seoul, WCG, Xperia PLAY, SEC, ASUS Summer
2nd - IEM5 World Championship, ICSC7, ICSC9
3rd - IEM5 European Championship Finals, ICSC8

Stats from major LAN tournaments in 2011:

Kills per round: 0.78
Deaths per round: 0.62
Rating: 1.17 (?)
Maps played: 80
MoM: 13 times top rated in a match
Best tournament: Poland SEC
Best map: de_train
Most notable stats: 4x All-Star, 3rd most dominant, 2nd best rifler (0.66 kills per round)

Along with being the eldest player in our ranking at the age of 25, Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas is also one of the most experienced on the top level. His first international achievement dates back to 2005, when as a member of Pentagram he took the gold at SEC. The Poles later established themselves as one of world's best in the second half of 2006, after the original Golden Five lineup was formed and they won WSVG London and World Cyber Games.

From then on, they won numerous major titles, including ESWC two years in a row (2007 and 2008) and WCG again in 2009. At the beginning of 2010, they brought in Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski to replace Lukasz "LUq" Wnek and that year mostly went by in adjusting as they often underperformed and won only e-Stars Seoul.

Throughout all those years, Wojtas has never been considered the star in the team, but he has always been one of the most influential on their success. That trend continued in 2011 for the most part, but on a few occasions in the second half of the year he stepped up and became their best player for a while.

Evident improvement from the very beginning

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Ukraine IEM5 European Championship Finals (3rd place) 1.21 (2nd)
Selected for All-Star lineup
3rd best rating (1.21)
Most dominant (25x 3+ kills)

The first major tournament, IEM5 European Championship Finals, took place mid-January in Kiev. The Poles didn't manage to win it, but they ended up third placed and showed significant improvement in their form compared to the previous year. They had a flawless start in the group stage, recording all five victories, then succumbed to mTw in the semi-final in one of the closest matches of the entire year and finished off by defeating Natus Vincere in the third place decider.

Despite not being the best in his team, Wojtas enjoyed an excellent performance in his first event of the year, recording a 1.21 rating, third best of all players. More impressively, he was by far the most dominant player of the event having 25 rounds with 3 or more kills. Overall, he had a very stable display being rated above 1.00 in 8 of 10 maps and was the 4th best entry killer, which later resulted in the selection for the All-Star lineup of the tournament.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Germany IEM5 World Championship (2nd place) 0.97 (4th)

At their next event, IEM5 World Championship, Frag eXecutors made it all the way to the final, but lost to defending champions Natus Vincere. Wojtas didn't shine this time, recording a below-average and his year-worst 0.97 rating.

Not long after, the Poles had a chance for redemption against the Ukrainians at the ICSC 7 finals, but they were defeated in the final once again. Wojtas however did improve individually, now as second best in the team with a 1.09 rating and a few very good performances on their way to the final.

TaZ vs Iron Will at ICSC 7 finals

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Denmark Xperia PLAY 2011 (1st place)
1.13 (3rd)
All-Star nomination    

Xperia PLAY was next in line and Frag eXecutors finally went all the way there, overcoming mTw in a similarly close match as their Kiev encounter, and then defeating SK Gaming in the final. Wojtas didn't excel too much, but he ended up as team's 3rd best with a 1.13 rating and played above average in 12 of 14 maps, which earned him an All-Star lineup nomination.

The Polish team then took a break, skipping DreamHack Summer, and we finally saw them again at ICSC 8 finals in July. However, the two month break evidently affected their shape and SK Gaming defeated them without many problems in the semi-final, resulting in a 3rd place finish after a win over Wojtas had a solid performance overall as team's 2nd best with a 1.09 rating, but he disappointed in the semi-final loss to the Swedes.

A month later they were back in form, winning ASUS Summer while Wojtas had another very good performance as 3rd best in the team (1.16 rating).

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Korea e-Stars Seoul 2011 (1st place)
1.17 (3rd)
 All-Star nomination
3rd best fragger (0.80 KPR)

The next major event was e-Stars Seoul and they continued where they left off at ASUS Summer, ending up victorious again and also defending their title from 2010. Wojtas played above team's average with a very good 1.17 rating and was actually one of the best fraggers of the event with 0.80 kills per round.

Even though he was only 3rd best in his team overall, his influence was invaluable, especially in the second map of the final when despite again not being the best in his team, he had a great display (30:22 score, 1.29 rating) in a 19-17 victory.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Poland SEC 2011 (1st place)
1.35 (1st)
MVP of the tournament
Best rating (1.35)
Best rating in playoffs (1.35)
Best entry killer
Best fragger (0.92 KPR)
Best K-D difference (+71)

Over a month passed before the next major event, which was SEC that took place in Frag eXecutors' home country. They managed to once again prove they are the best in the world by defeating Natus Vincere in the final and winning their third title in 2011.

Wojtas had probably the best performance of his career, finally being the main star of the team and of the tournament, eventually receiving the recognition for the Most Valuable Player. He was by far the best rated player of the event (1.35) and he also shined when it mattered most, having the best rating in the playoffs, and being the top fragger of the final against the Ukrainians (55:35 score). Additionally, he was the best entry fragger, which all put together made most people recognize his efforts and award him with their vote for the MVP title.

During SEC the team played without the Frag eXecutors tag, and after the event it was officially announced that they would be looking for a new home and going under the name AGAiN in the mean time.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
France ESWC 2011 (4th place)
1.22 (1st)
Selected for All-Star lineup
5th best rating (1.22)
3rd best fragger (0.84 KPR)
3rd most dominant
3rd most consistent
2nd best entry killer

A few weeks later, they attended ESWC in Paris, France, but they recorded a somewhat disappointing 4th place finish, after losing to Natus Vincere in the semi-final and mousesports in the 3rd place decider.

The team didn't seem the same as during their couple of previous campaigns, but Wojtas himself hadn't lost the form he was in at SEC. He ended up as team's best once again with a 1.22 rating and as one of the best at the event in many aspects. Particularly significant is that he was the team's best rated in each of their playoff encounters, while he was also one of the most dominant players and the 2nd best entry killer. That made him a very good candidate for the All-Star lineup, which he later was voted for.

A month later at MSI BEAT IT Russia, the Poles ended up in 5th place, while Wojtas wasn't in the same shape as before, now ending up as 4th in the team with a 1.06 rating.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Sweden DreamHack Winter 2011 (Quarter-final)
1.14 (2nd)

Still without an organization, the Poles produced another disappointing campaign at DreamHack Winter, losing to Lions in the quarter-final. Wojtas was back in good form, although as team's 2nd best with a 1.14 rating.

Tournament (team result) Rating
Avg% +/-
Korea WCG 2011 (1st place)
1.22 (2nd)
Selected for All-Star lineup
3rd most dominant (17x 3+ kills)

The last major event in 2011 for the team was the one where they previously had a lot of success, World Cyber Games. Before they travelled to Korea, they actually managed to find an organization and that turned them back into a winning team, as they overcame SK Gaming in the final.

Wojtas had a very good display overall, and even though he was quiet in the final, he played excellent on the road to it. He ended up as the second best in the team with a 1.22 rating, whiile particularly shining in the semi-final against NEXT (50:27 score, 1.62 rating). For that contribution, he was nominated for the All-Star lineup, and although the results are not official yet, he once again made it to the best five of a tournament.

TaZ vs eSahara in WCG quarter-final

Showing off his rifle skills in WCG semi-final vs NEXT

Best year in his career

In 2011, one of the most successful years of the Polish team, despite still not being the star of the team, Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas was probably the one who improved his game the most compared to the year before, which resulted in winning four major tournaments and being considered the team of the year by most accounts.

Even though he's had great years before, he now showed the ability to become a star of the team when it's needed, which we witnessed at SEC where he displayed an MVP-worthy performance. He also excelled at IEM5 European Finals, WCG and especially ESWC, being selected for the All-Star lineup of each of those tournaments.

His most impressive statistic of the year is that he was the 3rd most dominant player in regard to having rounds with 3 or more kills. Additionally, he was the second best rifler with 0.66 kills per round, both of which very well demostrate his role and usefulness to the team.

With those individual awards and facts in mind, and considering that he significantly helped his team become the best in the world and win four major titles, and also considering that he was the 6th most consistent player (having a rating above 1.00 in 70% of his maps), Wojtas was placed very near the top of the list. The reason he is not higher than 6th place is that the rest of the players in the ranking either had even more effect on their team's good performance or had more impressive tournaments during the year.

Recommended demos of Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas in 2011:

Opponent Map Event Score Demo
France eSahara
dust2 IEM5 European Finals (Group stage)
29:16 HLTV
Sweden fnatic nuke IEM5 World (Quarter-final, map 2)
25:16 POV
Ukraine Na´Vi train ICSC 7 finals (Group stage)
25:20 HLTV
Russia USSR dust2 ICSC 7 finals (Group stage)
32:10 HLTV
Finland rootz
train ICSC 8
26:8 HLTV
Sweden SK
inferno e-Stars (Grand final, map 2)
30:22 HLTV
Romania TeG inferno SEC (Group stage)
45:16 HLTV
Ukraine Na´Vi train SEC (Grand final, map 1)
29:19 HLTV
Italy redbyte
nuke ESWC (Group stage)
20:9 POV
Germany Alternate
dust2 ESWC (Quarter-final, map 3)
21:9 HLTV
Kazakhstan NEXT nuke WCG (Semi-final, map 2)
28:13 HLTV

How would you rate the performance of Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas during 2011 and would you agree that it was the best year of his career so far? Did he deserve the 6th place?

If you want to check out the entire ranking, go to our Introduction article as it will be updated daily until we complete the list. Stay tuned to because tomorrow we will bring you our number 5.

Tazik :D woooooooohooooooooooo
2012-01-15 01:02
he deserve more
2012-01-15 01:01
dude 6th is really good
2012-01-15 01:04
wp, had an amazing year :)
2012-01-15 01:08
sure he deserve more but for it he need kill more to ahahahaha
2012-01-15 02:21
2012-01-15 03:33
2012-01-15 11:27
2012-01-15 05:36
2012-01-15 23:15
2012-01-15 03:36
2012-01-15 12:12
Portugal mintt 
i knew it ! well done TaZ!!
2012-01-15 01:01
Sweden sebb7 
uhm, gz TaZ, but I disagree with the position.
2012-01-15 01:01
you mean higher or lower? :)
2012-01-15 01:06
I love TaZ, but imo lower. 10-15th maybe? :)
2012-01-15 01:09
haha, ok - imo by his performance in 2011 he deserved spot in top5 :P
2012-01-15 01:12
yeah he does I think he was top 3 at the end of the year =) imo nr 5 but forest gtr neo mark was better if you look at the whole year, peace!
2012-01-15 14:28
Yeah, everyone can understand it by own way, anyway 6 is nice place, and Im happy for 742, definetly he had great year :)
2012-01-15 16:24
agree man..
2012-01-15 02:30
mhm,in this year taz really amazing played. Should be fifth :)
2012-01-15 02:41
LOL wat???? 10-15th are u dumb? wow do u watch this game at all?
2012-01-15 04:58
Yeah, I do, too much :p it's just my opinion, that there are others who played a bigger role this year.
2012-01-15 16:49
his team was the most successful, you could say adren deserves top 5 because he was the best player on his team and played a "bigger role". but taz deserves this spot because he played well, AND his team won. so his role is more significant in success. pzkthnxbai
2012-01-15 21:45
I mean in those teams who have been successful internationally of course. imo RobbaN, cArn, FYRR73, Threat etc should be higher aswell.
2012-01-15 21:55
I don't understand one thing, where did you see that it was a question of "opinion" ? It's fuckin statistics, there's no question to agree or not...
2012-01-15 18:47
it's not raw statistics. if it was, manne would definately be up here, and he's not. but hey, french people can gtfo.
2012-01-15 19:35
How many internationnal tournaments manne did play ? How many did he win ? Don't say bulshits...
2012-01-15 20:51
you said it was pure stats. smart guy.
2012-01-15 21:40
Tournament attended and won belong to stats, morron.
2012-01-15 22:01
its about major tournaments. and manne only showed great display at inet. when being with fnatic on lans he had a rating like 0.8
2012-01-15 23:59
Sweden pEIK 
2012-01-15 01:01
Nice Player 745
2012-01-15 01:01
ZywOo | 
Sweden Le_Dieu 
Dude its 742 :)
2012-01-15 02:21
2012-01-15 05:37
top742 :)
2012-01-15 06:49
World BIG. 
2012-01-15 02:25
TAS???? hahahahaha
2012-01-15 03:08
2012-01-15 10:50
2012-01-15 17:11
2012-01-15 17:44
2012-01-16 07:11
2012-01-15 11:00
Deserved well played taz.
2012-01-15 01:02
Portugal nsz 
gz taz
2012-01-15 01:02
Deserved. TaZ <3
2012-01-15 01:02
I think he deserve to be in top5
2012-01-15 01:02
2012-01-15 01:05
cyx | 
United States NeZiX 
2012-01-15 01:07
2012-01-15 01:20
2012-01-15 03:45
2012-01-15 08:55
combo breaker
2012-01-15 09:32
2012-01-15 09:42
2012-01-15 01:03
wooow, I expected to see trace here, but thats ok :( thas was GODLIKE this year, awesome
2012-01-15 01:03
trace is 5th.
2012-01-15 13:18
sweet joke :)
2012-01-15 19:12
So who's the other player ? Get_right, neo, f0rest, markeloff...I can only see 4 players here.
2012-01-15 20:54
rly don't know ... but I think zonic was better than trace ... :)
2012-01-15 22:05
Yeah...I also think that players who skipped ESWC and WCG can't really be in top 20 but..who knows. If there is one he has absolutely fantastic stats.
2012-01-15 22:12
yep, but it's not trace's or zonic's fault that mTw were released ... never mind :)
2012-01-15 23:13
Algeria W0r 
2012-01-15 01:03
Most expected place.
2012-01-15 01:03
2012-01-15 01:03
taz <3
2012-01-15 01:03
Nice Taz! top5 is more deserved4u GLGLGL!
2012-01-15 01:03
taz<3 deserved
2012-01-15 01:04
Decerved :]
2012-01-15 01:05
Is it fair to list all LIONS players out of this list?
2012-01-15 01:05
this year yes, even in the last year they had only xizt on 18th or 17th place, who was their best player. This year thed sucked and no one stood out enough too be on this list. Ofc except gux - a lot of ppl forgot that he had played for them this year and he had been the best there. And he is here.
2012-01-15 01:15
zneel in his short time in the squad made a significant impact. Sick frags and highlights... maybe next year.
2012-01-15 01:24
yes, but unhappily in really short time and after that he lost his form (i mean he was inconsistent) in the last matches of the year
2012-01-15 01:30
Sweden TLY 
LIons have a team were all of em play balanced good, sometime FYRR37 sometimes Niko or kHRYSTAL but they dont have anyone that allways in top
2012-01-15 02:56
nice, funny guy! =D
2012-01-15 01:05
taz really deserved this!although i am not big fan of ex FX taz is a complete player and i think he should be 5 :)
2012-01-15 01:06
2012-01-15 09:25
2012-01-15 11:18
2012-01-15 23:18
Nice. The funniest guy.
2012-01-15 01:07
the trolliest
2012-01-15 03:08
Yeah, the trolliest guy lol. If you play against him and if he trolls you, he won't be seem funny at all :P
2012-01-15 06:38
2012-01-15 01:08
nice for taz =D
2012-01-15 01:08
just a repair, they werent the team of the year, thats for sure
2012-01-15 01:08
'thats for sure' i can accept if someone has different opinion, but if u really want to say 'SK 4SURE TEN TIMES BETTER' it's useless comment
2012-01-15 01:17
no in fact i think they are pretty even, but even so, if there is a team of the year, its SK for me, no doubts
2012-01-15 01:42
you show your fanboyism again...
2012-01-15 12:30
ESC: e-Stars Seoul, WCG, Xperia PLAY, SEC, ASUS Summer SK: ESWC, DreamHack Summer, GameGune, IEM6 GC New York, ICSC8, IOL FINAL4 do the math boy
2012-01-15 12:50
lol iol is only for swedish you fucking fanboy, even sk say that esc were the best so stfu now
2012-01-15 13:37
have you seen the money counting from the 2011? it's important too. but we should stop fighting about these comparition of two teams, they're both veery good
2012-01-15 17:18
Im not sure if youre trolling, or you just woke up.
2012-01-15 21:36
If you cant accept the truth, then take a look at the topic on your favourite team website. Its writed by Thorin, so you shouldnt now complaining who was the best in 2011 tbh. This edit time sucks!
2012-01-15 21:48
lowrat detected, nice maths btw
2012-01-15 21:43
Its usless to say that , money and results are in favor of the golden five , they are with out a doubt team of the year (:
2012-01-15 02:47
yes, but i don't want to argue with anyone which team was the best, just disagree when someone say '4sure it's xxx', 'coz we can say: 1) both sk and g5 were something like equal 2) g5 was a little better looking at money and famous quote by robban, that the team, which will win wcg, will be the team of the year", but there is no big difference ;d
2012-01-15 17:13
agree 100%
2012-01-15 19:06
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
yeah!!!!! nie taz great player!
2012-01-15 01:09
Thre team? Wicked?MYM and others must be on teams list
2012-01-15 01:10
only 2011 teams ;)
2012-01-15 01:31
deserve more
2012-01-15 01:11
Thought he will be in top5 :(
2012-01-15 01:12
Deserved!!! <3
2012-01-15 01:13
2012-01-15 01:14
In da face to all the taz>trace people. f0rest next
2012-01-15 01:15
f0rest > trace :) more titles + mvp he got 1.16 rating in major tournaments while trace got 1.22 but he havent played second half of the year except eStars
2012-01-15 01:25
trace missed 4 events :) That's all. Titles is not the case here,you know. On the other hand trace in the beginning >>> f0rest
2012-01-15 01:34
trace's aim is probably the best in the world without any doubt, +1
2012-01-15 01:50
agree trace ebnutii na golovu
2012-01-15 02:44
dude... everyone knows that in terms of aim, f0rest out of competition
2012-01-15 03:11
United Kingdom wap 
everyone? I believe we are a lot who would agree trace has the best aim
2012-01-15 11:45
2012-01-15 14:44
United Kingdom wap 
eh we certainly are? I never stated most people would or everyone, I clearly stated a lot would.
2012-01-15 18:29
2012-01-15 09:34
World BIG. 
Don't forget trace was at DHW with anexis aswell (and carried them to a 3rd map in the quarterfinals)
2012-01-15 02:33
markeloff next
2012-01-15 11:02
oh please,you're not trying to upset me with markeloff :D
2012-01-15 11:11
last 5 will be zeus, markeloff, neo, forest and gtr
2012-01-15 01:16
zeus? wtf? how many time do u watch cs and how many teams can u remember without checking on hltv? 1navi, 2sk, 3... navi? please, watch the others and do not put here zeus when he won't be even in top20
2012-01-15 01:19
hey schoolboy, do not disgracing zeus is good player, just remember him on iem5 gf i think he will be 5th ot 4th of 2011
2012-01-15 01:24
... really, watch more matches
2012-01-15 01:28
OMG Zeus isn't even in top 30
2012-01-15 03:12
no chance this year :)
2012-01-15 04:38
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
zeus, maybe top 100!
2012-01-15 06:32
omg! fanboy
2012-01-15 09:47
syka smeni flag, ne pozor' UA troll ebaniy
2012-01-15 19:13
ebalo off
2012-01-16 17:13
Poland Pab 
if zeus will be top5 i promise you to ask admins for ban my account and i will never come back ~~
2012-01-15 01:28
trace 5th ;)
2012-01-15 01:29
zeus? nonono, no zeus
2012-01-15 02:14
2012-01-15 19:17
f0rest > TaZ in 2011?
2012-01-15 01:17
2012-01-15 01:34
In your head <3
2012-01-15 12:28
LOOOOOOL pure fanboy...
2012-01-15 14:28
statistically only :)
2012-01-15 02:43
2012-01-15 13:45
742 > f0rest in this year...
2012-01-15 05:02
2012-01-15 05:18
Apparently f0rest will be higher...
2012-01-15 05:22
2012-01-15 05:34
taz 6th and f0rest ... hm, 4th maybe ? hard maths
2012-01-15 19:18
2012-01-15 01:18
Monsen | 
Norway Piesso 
Top 20 is based on statics, stop saying deserved more/less.
2012-01-15 01:19
based on performance is more suitable word imo :p
2012-01-15 01:27
Monsen | 
Norway Piesso 
Well, my english is better than most of the members here :p
2012-01-15 01:54
Poland BOSTER[sh] 
2012-01-15 01:20
2nd best rifler, i suppose GeT_RiGhT will be the best rifler.
2012-01-15 01:24
Poland Pab 
guess so too ! markeloff-awp neo all rounder, often pick awp trace same as neo f0rest in first half of the year picked awp often
2012-01-15 01:33
yes! but imo TaZ did deserved this one, good job from hes side =)
2012-01-15 01:35
Poland Pab 
yep he improved himself, to good that he left igl role to kuben, now hes team-star with neo, and kuben is good at leading
2012-01-15 01:36
well hope that they will end up in grand final against SK in Kiev, epic game =D
2012-01-15 01:44
ESC will not attend IEM GC Kiev and WC ^^
2012-01-15 01:46
oh lol how stupid by me -.- thats sad actually
2012-01-15 02:01
they just don't deserved to attend this.. they failed many times Global Challange quals..
2012-01-15 01:59
well thats true, but i still would want them there, then all the top teams are there!
2012-01-15 02:01
yep but I would rather see mTw instead of them, atleast danes were much more consistent. sad no mTw :(
2012-01-15 02:02
i agree, sad for the mTw splitt
2012-01-15 02:18
yep consistently 2nd :]
2012-01-15 12:21
markeloff is not best awp by statistics most kpr: friis most awp kills: delpan he is best overall, but statistic wise, he is not :)
2012-01-15 14:45
Poland Pab 
im not talking about whos best ;) just mentioned remaining players in top5 to proof, there is no other guy who can be #1 rifler then gtr ;)
2012-01-15 15:54
no doubt there
2012-01-15 02:10
No need for bold abuse. Thank you.
2012-01-15 02:27
2012-01-15 09:48
coldzera | 
Sweden banju 
1 NEO 2 GTR 3 MARKELOFF 4 F0rest 5 Trace
2012-01-15 01:24
Hi, Captain Obvious!
2012-01-15 01:27
same here, just maybe f0rest 5th :D
2012-01-15 07:14
Taz now sings some trolololo song xD
2012-01-15 01:26
Poland Pab 
so good, gratz taz, he really shined this year ;)
2012-01-15 01:27
2012-01-15 01:28
top 5 is ... FYRR73
2012-01-15 01:28
coldzera | 
Sweden banju 
2012-01-15 01:29
both of trace and FYRR73 deserve a place at top10 ... but we have only one spot left for this 2 that's really unfair to one of them . FYRR73 was the best in LIONS during all the Season . and trace played just the first part ... so i think that FYRR73 will be 5th
2012-01-15 01:48
bullshit niko > fyrr73
2012-01-15 01:54
lol revise the stats
2012-01-15 02:00
niko > FYRR73 I think niko step up so much this year... imo of course
2012-01-15 01:59
lol FYRR73 played great only at DH Winter
2012-01-15 19:15
Poland Pab 
no hes not ;c trace,f0rest,markeloff,gtr, neo left so..
2012-01-15 01:29
top 35 maybe
2012-01-15 01:39
2012-01-15 10:21
karrigan > taz
2012-01-15 01:29
Poland Pab 
not this year for sure ~ you really guys are soo childish to vote player by few matches, check how karrigan played first half of the year and then judge, taz was stable whole year 2nd best rifle killer etc, karrigan shined in fullgaming then in second half of the year
2012-01-15 01:30
coldzera | 
Sweden banju 
doesn't matter that :D NEO will be top 1 and this say everything.
2012-01-15 01:32
+1 xD
2012-01-15 01:32
2012-01-15 01:58
Netherlands jen5on 
what the hell is a top 1??
2012-01-15 13:39
maybe,maybe. 742 has nice season
2012-01-15 10:23
taz 6 place, karrigan 8? so as? 6th place better :)
2012-01-15 02:47
1.gtr 2.neo 3.forest 4.trace 5. markeloff
2012-01-15 01:33
trust me, neo will be #1.
2012-01-15 01:35
2012-01-15 01:58
if neo will be first, i stop to watch cs gtr 500xbetter, markeloff 499x better
2012-01-15 09:41
ok, so you can stop play it too right now.
2012-01-15 10:20
2012-01-15 11:13
2012-01-15 11:35
+1 i'm with you :D
2012-01-15 11:40
Messi cmon f0rest cmon :DDD
2012-01-15 12:23
neo #1 marik # 3 i think no trace .
2012-01-15 01:44
pfff not deserved! max 10-15. karrigan friss face gux were better!!!! epic stat of 2011.
2012-01-15 01:36
archivements of those players pls
2012-01-15 02:52
2012-01-15 01:39
trace top5?
2012-01-15 01:40
wtf. markeloff, getright, neo and f0rest are in top 5. who is the last one? I don't think it's trace cause of too much missed tournaments. Well, even if he missed the last tournaments, he still should be atleast in top20. Wtf.
2012-01-15 01:40
khrystal :3
2012-01-15 11:32
it is trace, Razer told it in other topic.
2012-01-15 13:25
Ok so lets put it like this: 1-GeT_RiGhT, 2-neo, 3-markeloff, 4-f0rest, 5-niko
2012-01-15 01:44
fisker | 
Finland murash 
2012-01-15 01:46
NICE! :)
2012-01-15 01:46
great guy and great player gg!
2012-01-15 01:47
great guy lol
2012-01-15 01:57
2012-01-15 10:29
I expected this ;]] Deserved for him , he played very well 2011 !
2012-01-15 01:49
taz destroyed NEO this year. So stupid
2012-01-15 01:51
yes, he did.. in this thread are all the proves ahahahaha
2012-01-15 01:57
2012-01-15 03:36
well it's a fact that they didn't play 2 tournaments .. even being one of the most important members of the team.. much more influence was done by neo and maybe kuben.. don't get me wrong TaZ did shine and he's my favorite player of ESC . but he had the best rating of his team in only two tournaments .. anyway great year for him.. i think :) 6th well deserved. :D Better luck next year, and hope they stick with this organisation.
2012-01-15 01:54
deserved it.
2012-01-15 01:55
gj TAZ!
2012-01-15 01:57
Mexico tim7 
just 3 highlights ROFL
2012-01-15 01:59
U think, that if more highlights some1 has, is a better player? What if he kills most of ppl, but aren't great frags? AGAIN/ESC wins a lot and for me it;s more important than fragmovies.
2012-01-15 19:58
2012-01-15 02:02
Poland MJP 
Well deserved Taz. Some say top5 some top15 . True is ,that 80% people on hltv expected you in top5-6 so u are bro 6th player in the world Wow !!! gj man keep doing;]
2012-01-15 02:04
we may just have a surprise on our hands in the top5! i have a feeling
2012-01-15 02:12
2012-01-15 02:14
Poland camarpl 
gj wiktor
2012-01-15 02:16
2012-01-15 02:17
Poland Marcines 
2012-01-15 02:20
Brazil hugoooo 
didn't expected to see trace so high, since he missed some tournaments
2012-01-15 02:22
I don't get that one too. I've been watching all tournaments where a stream was available.. xperia,estars,wcg,eswc,gamegune,icsc etc etc and I never realised that trace is such an amazing player as everyone is saying somehow. Thats weird lol. Hope to see some good fragscenes from him tommorow on his #5 page..
2012-01-15 02:43
Brazil hugoooo 
I don't think you understand what I'm saying... for me, obviously trace is a better player overall, if I was asked to choose a global allstar team, he'd be in, for sure (along with neo, GTR, mark and f0rest) But in 2011, he missed tournaments, due to the end of mTw... that's why I didn't expected to see him in the top5, but in the top 8 or 7. He IS awesome, no doubt about that.
2012-01-15 03:22
I think the same, I didn't know that trace is so good player, who deserves to be top5 ;o
2012-01-15 10:22
United Kingdom wap 
how can you be surprised when he was top3 last year?
2012-01-15 11:47
ups, I didn't know that ;) I just haven't know that he is so good untill now ;p
2012-01-15 12:20
Taz was sick at this year, gz wiktor
2012-01-15 02:24
2012-01-15 02:27
Should've been one higher. Trace did not have a better year. Disappointed :/
2012-01-15 02:30
the trollman \o/ gj m8 (;
2012-01-15 02:32
great year taz, congrats!!!
2012-01-15 02:39
top 5 mby 5-trace 4-marik 3-f0rp/gtr 2-gtr/f0rp 1-neo
2012-01-15 02:41
top1 neo top2 gtr top3 mar top4 f0r top5 dunno realy top6 wp Taz =)
2012-01-15 02:56
Brazil hugoooo 
trace, obviously
2012-01-15 03:23 the headline is 3rd rated in the text it's 2nd rated
2012-01-15 03:02
Mistake is in headline. He was 2nd best rated.
2012-01-18 17:36
I know, I checked, but I wrote this with the intention to make the poster aware of the mistake, so that he'd fix it
2012-01-18 17:38
Honestly, really unfair to say trace played better than taz and karrigan. But numbers are numbers :)
2012-01-15 03:08
2012-01-15 03:56
name of the song in the last video plz?
2012-01-15 03:12
Poland metal_cs 
taz <3 gzzzz
2012-01-15 03:23
expected :) really amazing year for him. gz!
2012-01-15 03:24
Romania 7R 
2012-01-15 03:34
how can trace be 5th if he missed so many tournaments? rofl..
2012-01-15 03:41
Oh that means Trace > Taz this year... wait a minute.. WHAT?????? still hope roman top5
2012-01-15 04:14
Yes, i hope for roman as well, wtf, not in top20? He dominated with karrigan ffs!
2012-01-15 10:12
roman better than karrigan? definitely not. next will be trace
2012-01-15 11:44
roman has been more stable from 1st half of the year, karrigan hasn't from 1st halfyear.
2012-01-15 11:45
GZ tazz! i expected 6-8 pleace for him ^^ . Almost all me bettings of top 10 are right :] #115 just some of reasons why you get wrong 1 i love when 10 swedisch players in top 20 have's best ranks in more tournament's like taz... great but read this "He was by far the best rated player of the event (1.35) and he also shined when it mattered most, having the best rating in the playoffs, and being the top fragger of the final against the Ukrainians (55:35 score)" played agains na'vi or dts but they got best rank again's top 10 teams in the world ... and now show me players 7-20 when they have's best rank's in matches like Teg in groupstage.... or some other teams lower than top 30 in rank + - ) now you know why only 2 tournamens for him was best ranked and why they are better pleaced than 7-20 top players . and last reason i dont remember 1 or 2 tournamend esc dont play cuz no money to travel or unlucky in groups to 10x play with dts (somting like 2010 when we lost 4-5 matches arrow with na'vi) and somtimes look what teams we have in some tournament where some player goot best rank in 1 match , read meaby Teg vs SK 01 : 16 delpan have's 38 : 01 stats... great but see all matche's and form when they play's again's top 20 teams and you can realy calculate they form in this time or tournament ... not just 1 match cuz you can play good but if your tactisc are sux or you'r team are dont train before tournament you can be forest or gtr and you can play great with 14 : 10 stat's but if your teamate (sory loord 1 times haves 0 :7) and you lost map 16 03 it's just 2%+ to rank or somting like that, but realy that can be more than 10-15% if you realy calculate winned round's arrow , losted pistols , and much much other reasons like forest drink REDBULL and 1 vs 5 ace winned in score 14 05 for pols > map winned by sk 16 14 at end... cuz forest got 46 : 05 and all 1vs3 situations or cluth's... hard round's winned i mean.... it's say's how we can speak about just 1 match .. it's not just oponnent skill , players or favorite map , it's also much more diffrent shit's like style in that match (you win easy or from 14 01 to 14 16) your team lost all pistols or stupid full round's , score after 1 half , sites tt or ct , form , start , how much rounds losted with planted bomb , money situation at dgle played at 05:15 score ... sory for spam but it's realy too much reason's to rank player you just read that best's info's not single matches played sociable .... it's all not the same 4x matche's vs sk dont need to bee the same loss... all time we have reasons , esc dont have's bad form :] cuz they lost in 2011 not too much suprises like anexis win at semi finals , dts 4x win arrow cuz they have's top form at this time... they lost some matche's but all have's reasons not like shity played match i think if that are realy important... unexpected lost but soon they advance to top 10 from top 20... and beat na'vi... i mean dts ofc dont need to say more... cuz it's spam... but that realy for me it's profesionall rank and we wait 1-2 days for 1 player... not top 15 ace's from wcg ... see carrer from 1 year it's realy hard too dont got misttake... EXPECTED ! sory for me bad eng.
2012-01-15 04:36
deserved more than six
2012-01-15 04:30
Neo has to be top1 brother play a lot this year and always played
2012-01-15 04:58
i don't know.. is this troller deserved to be here or not... but...
2012-01-15 05:09
NEO, gtr, f0ret, mark and trace I don't know the positions, but .. NEO, GTR > f0rest, mark, trace this year.
2012-01-15 05:22
so trace, gux, niko out of league?
2012-01-15 06:15
5th is trace.
2012-01-15 13:27
taz > trace this year wtf
2012-01-15 06:38
The surprise here is about get_right or neo. I really hope for the real GENIUS, neo, that plays like a beast even in a "regular" team, while get_right can only play well in good teams...
2012-01-15 06:38
how is ESC a regular team? legendary lineup.
2012-01-15 08:04
PGS was a monstrous team. But INDIVIDUALLY, I don't thinks they are close to be a good team. Neo and taz, that's all they've got. The other 3 are under regular...
2012-01-15 20:35
haha that was the most supid reason why neo should win ive heard...but i also think neo should win ...he was awesome 2011. And btw really idiot comment about GTR.
2012-01-15 08:18
sure, sure.
2012-01-15 20:34
taz is the one of best of players which are in "old school players" .. neo or markeloff is 1place :D but i think neo will be the best player like every time not stupid get_rigt or ugly face !?!?!
2012-01-15 06:47
as a player GeT_RiGhT smarter than neo
2012-01-15 07:06
Definitely not.
2012-01-15 10:03
2012-01-15 07:04
5 - trace 4 - f0rest 3 - markeloff 2 - get_right 1 - neo.
2012-01-15 07:10
2012-01-15 09:26
2012-01-15 10:47
it could be a team :D neo/gtr - tct markeloff awp trace f0rest rifles
2012-01-15 18:47
RobbaN , markeloff , Neo , get_right , trace & maybe khrystal fyrr73 kuben starix
2012-01-15 07:23
starix was 20...
2012-01-15 07:40
deserved :)
2012-01-15 07:42
lol nice
2012-01-15 08:05
2012-01-15 08:18
2012-01-15 08:30
2012-01-15 08:35
1st either neo or get_right
2012-01-15 08:57
1st place will go to GeT_RiGhT.
2012-01-15 09:05
Greece her-1g 
one of the best players of 2011...and his team could easily share first place with SK...actually they achieved more than SK this year
2012-01-15 09:10
well it is written in this article that they(ESC) were the best.
2012-01-15 10:04
i thought he will be in top3, but gj anyway TaZ
2012-01-15 09:29
2012-01-15 11:41
taz in top3 will never bee.
2012-01-15 11:45
tell me that Taz was playing worse then markeloff or trace this year...
2012-01-15 13:28
Mate he cant compare with markeloff and trace.
2012-01-15 15:37
2012-01-15 15:48
Bcoz mark and trace are better than him , exspecially markeloff. Than theres f0rest,GTR,Neo etc.
2012-01-15 16:09
Well done!
2012-01-15 09:54
taaaaziooooooor <3
2012-01-15 09:56
great year for Wiktor, congratulations!
2012-01-15 09:58
2012-01-15 10:24
gj TaZ Well, now everything is clear: 5. trace 4. f0rest 3. markeloff 2. Neo 1. GeT_RiGhT
2012-01-15 10:31
yep but neo in front of gtr
2012-01-15 10:46
I don't think so.
2012-01-15 11:18
Well I'm sure so...
2012-01-15 11:19
We'll see.
2012-01-15 11:38
didnt you have <3 neo first then <3 friis and now <3 f0rest? who are you fan of really :D?
2012-01-15 11:50
ATM f0rest. My favorite player is pita, but I'm fan of all best players since I want to progress in this game.
2012-01-15 11:57
Ur dumb.
2012-01-15 15:38
"dumb is as dumb does". why you called me dumb?
2012-01-15 15:51
"ATM f0rest. My favorite player is pita, but I'm fan of all best players since I want to progress in this game." This sentece is the dumbest thing i've ever heard.
2012-01-15 16:07
Why the fuck would I be fan of one player for my whole life. I can change my thought every day, minute, second or whatever. I'm not related with them in any way. Before I liked Neo's play style, now I like f0rest's so?
2012-01-15 16:39
Please, you prooved yourself .
2012-01-15 19:19
proved* And I haven't said anything "dumb" btw
2012-01-15 19:29
2012-01-15 19:28
smesan si
2012-01-15 19:36
taz <3 gz
2012-01-15 10:33
Loord will be top1, best player in 2011!
2012-01-15 11:01
2012-01-15 11:41
What? hey wait, do you think it's ironi? this is serious business dude ;)
2012-01-15 12:23
ok he's good player but he is not focused on fragging as much as he could but on helping his team in other stuff :)
2012-01-15 12:55
FalleN | 
Bulgaria r4il said there are 11 players who will repeat their presence into the annual ranking and we already got 7 of them and leave us with only 4 to go such as NEo, markeloff, f0rest and GeT_RiGhT (as I exclude trace). In conclusion there will be a newcomer in top5 this year. My bet goes with someone from Lions as they really deserve it this year by showing some great match-ups and tournament results.
2012-01-15 10:54
Yegor "markeloff" Markelov was our number 1 in 2010 and he will, along with 11 other players, repeat his appearance in this year's ranking.= 12
2012-01-15 11:10
FalleN | 
Bulgaria r4il 
Yeah my bad :) you're right. So I guess we're just waiting to see in what order will be these 5 guys will be selected.
2012-01-15 11:53
tournament results? this year=dh winter?
2012-01-15 11:24
FalleN | 
Bulgaria r4il 
Of course they didn't win anything in 2011 but still they showed huge improvement in their game and would've be nice if they have a player among top20.
2012-01-15 11:55
If you have just read few comments you would know that this is ranking based mostly on rating and rating can't be good if you play well in one tournament.
2012-01-15 11:58
FalleN | 
Bulgaria r4il 
After watching this: I am taking back my words :P
2012-01-15 13:37
1st one is funniest xD
2012-01-15 13:41
2012-01-15 10:56
For that contribution, he was nominated for the All-Star lineup, and although the results are not official yet, he once again made it to the best five of a tournament. If I may know when will it be announced?
2012-01-15 11:25
in my opinion taz 3-4 in this year..
2012-01-15 11:27
5 forest 4 trace 3 GTR 2 MAREK 1 NEO
2012-01-15 11:34
China Specster 
Nice taz! I would put him as 5th and trace 6th, but who cares, it's great position!
2012-01-15 11:39
I like his trolling on lan events :D
2012-01-15 11:40
2012-01-15 11:53
Just as i thought. :D
2012-01-15 11:55
1. NEO 2. GTR 3. markeloff 4. f0rest 5. RobbaN / niko
2012-01-15 11:55
robban? niko? are you crazy?
2012-01-15 12:24
wd taz, he played very well this year, definitely the star player for his team at several events
2012-01-15 12:07
100% agree! he became such a strong player. very important after a weak year of loord
2012-01-15 12:21
2012-01-15 12:11
Poland El Vis 
gz TaZ!
2012-01-15 12:11
I like his trolling on lan events ::trollface:: LOL , nice player gz taz :]
2012-01-15 12:21
hahahaha "TAZ #1", fail polish faNNs
2012-01-15 12:30
where is German player? envy :)
2012-01-15 13:08
blaq | 
Denmark Enk3lt 
even though i'm danish i think he should be over trace
2012-01-15 12:31
MVP of the tournament Best rating (1.35) Best rating in playoffs (1.35) Best entry killer Best fragger (0.92 KPR) Best K-D difference (+71) CRAAAAAZY
2012-01-15 12:33
taz 8)
2012-01-15 12:34
1.neo 2.gtr 3.forest 4.markeloff 5.robban it's true top in 2011 but what hltv do i dont know, many peoples write here about trace top5, but why? he dont do anything in 2011, robban is more better than trace, i watch all events and matches 2011 and it's soo easy to say who is better
2012-01-15 12:46
RobbaN better than trace in terms of stats? no way man.
2012-01-15 13:05
5.RobbaN? are you mad? 4.markeloff???? he is top1-3. 3.f0rest? he wasn't good this year.
2012-01-15 13:22
United Kingdom wap 
definitely not the "true" top5 in 2011 lol
2012-01-15 13:25
he deserves top5 imho
2012-01-15 12:51
f0rest top 5 or 21
2012-01-15 12:53
21 ? open the fucking statistics and stfu he have no ratings below 1.00 he was monster this year thats why he will be in top5 list
2012-01-15 16:18
China Specster 
easy from now... 1. neo 2. gtr 3. markeloff 4. forest 5. trace Taz was better than trace this year, but... ..6th place is ok. our taz, basketball player, captain, general!
2012-01-15 13:09
Taz good player top5 !
2012-01-15 13:11
imo TaZ top5
2012-01-15 13:29
I don't quite get this MoM. If it is BO3 do you count map per map or overall.
2012-01-15 13:30
Map, and it was wrong for TaZ, c/p mistake, it's 13 instead of 7 :)
2012-01-15 14:19
1.markeloff 2.neo/gtr 3.gtr/neo
2012-01-15 13:40
China Specster 
2012-01-15 14:13
deserved for more
2012-01-15 13:47
1. neo/gtr 2. gtr/neo 3. markeloff 4. forest 5. trace
2012-01-15 14:02
2012-01-15 14:59
2012-01-15 17:34
i see here many no experience guys :/ trace lol how trace can be in top5 ahaha ITS KURWA SOO FUNNY BECAUSE HE DONT DO A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G IN 2011
2012-01-15 14:08
anything? :o he carried mTw all the time.. all IEM's, DH, eStars, he was the best rated player in mTw, he was dominant player in mTw with very high rating above the team's rating, like one-man-army. U failed soo hard
2012-01-15 14:53
Right, even if he played half of the year. If he would still play somewhere he would be top3!
2012-01-15 17:53
United Kingdom wap 
check stats
2012-01-15 18:50
nice Zaz!! )) lol
2012-01-15 14:17
2012-01-15 14:31
okk YFKORS first rating this year had GeT_right thats are sure !!! 2nd wil be neo 3 and 4 are mark and f0rest but realy i dont know who can be 5 ... roman very stabble this year but not sure they can be 5 this night will se the last question of players for 2011
2012-01-15 14:44
goood! TaZ <3
2012-01-15 14:48
Pro i tyle...
2012-01-15 15:10
gj TAZ :)
2012-01-15 15:12
2012-01-15 15:35
lol if taz 6 who will be the top 3 :S ( when i say "if taz 6 i mine that he deserv better place":D )
2012-01-15 16:21
neo gtr marke top3 known long time ago
2012-01-15 19:59
hooch | 
Israel m@$k@ 
2012-01-15 16:25
Maybe top 5...
2012-01-15 16:29
TaZ is really great player he is really stable
2012-01-15 16:40
Grats TaZ, well deserved.
2012-01-15 16:50
Awesome year for TaZ. Always been great and stable, but last year he played awesome and it's quite hard for his age to keep the motivation up.
2012-01-15 16:57
2012-01-15 17:17
coldzera | 
Brazil mrLL 
nice! good >.<
2012-01-15 17:19
GeT_RiGhT or Neo will be top1
2012-01-15 17:36
Now when we realized obvious ...
2012-01-15 20:00
2012-01-15 17:36
Big head + Big experience = 742
2012-01-15 17:53
head xD
2012-01-15 19:59
Expected and deserved.
2012-01-15 17:53
nice progress 2010 out from top20 2011; 6th place
2012-01-15 18:02
so taz best...!
2012-01-15 18:24
Next trace or f0rest
2012-01-15 18:43
2012-01-15 18:49
5. trace 4. f0rest 3. markeloff 2. NEO 1. GeT_RiGhT ------------------------- In my opinion :)
2012-01-15 18:49
i thought that he will 1! Iam his fan))
2012-01-15 19:03
next trace ! TaZ is an exceptional player
2012-01-15 19:13
players in the ranking either had even more effect on their team's good performance or had more impressive tournaments during the year. soo... 1. GTR 2. Neo 3. f0rest 4. markeloff 5. trace
2012-01-15 19:26
3.mark 4.f0rest
2012-01-15 19:28
3 f0rest 4 mark
2012-01-15 23:28
I don't think that players care about "TEAM OF THE YEAR" or "TOP20 RANKING" like we do.
2012-01-15 19:58
obviously. Maybe gtr does
2012-01-15 22:23
2012-01-15 19:58
#5 f0rest
2012-01-15 20:05
neo gtr markeloff f0rest trace imagine them in one team. PERVERSION
2012-01-15 20:23
taz top 3 :D
2012-01-15 20:32
Taz <3 742 <3 Najzzz!
2012-01-15 20:34
f0rest next for sure.
2012-01-15 20:58
TaZ better then trace foSHO
2012-01-15 21:51
TaZiKA! gratz!
2012-01-15 22:47
2012-01-15 23:44
yea, the screaming god ! owned
2012-01-16 01:36
tazzzzz :D
2012-01-16 01:47
wiktor rocks :D
2012-01-16 02:46
troll :D
2012-01-16 11:13
great year for taz.
2012-01-16 17:33
Jajjajja! TOP 1 TROLL :D
2012-01-16 22:34
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
taz deserved i think
2012-01-17 20:13
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.